*The 1980's started off hot for this great artist with a million-selling album, but despite the success, the singer was having financial woes. It might have led to a decision not to enlist a stable of musicians for the next album, opting instead to play all the instruments including piano, drums, harmonica, Fender Rhodes and synthesizers. A single from the album hit #1 on the R&B chart. Name the artist...
*We'll play a track that remains a major theme in this artist's arsenal...Is it better to see the world through the harsh lens of reality or just leave the rose-colored glasses active. This particular track asks if it was unwise to leave his eyes open for so long, as he now has to contend with the results, including the fears. Name the artist and extra credit for the name of the track from back in the early 70's...
*In the year 2000, a very special musical collaboration took place between two incredible artists, one the age of 74, the other, 55. The younger of the two organized and arranged the session, using many of his regular musicians, picking the songs and co-producing the album. Name the artists...
*A 20th century popular music career unlike any other, took this artist from harmonizing doo wop on the streets of the Bronx to baring his soul on a series of singer/songwriter albums in the 70's, spending his later years bringing his blues into the 21st century. From hits in the late 50's to 2021 and a great album with some outstanding guest soloists, this artist has done it all. Name the artist...
BATTLE OF THE BANDS
Middle Of The Road by The Pretenders vs Sweet Dreams (Are Made Of This) by Annie Lennox
1. Stevie Wonder
2. Jackson Browne, Doctor My Eyes
3. B.B. King and Eric Clapton
4. Dion DiMucci
Battle of the Bands : Annie Lennox won with 52% of votes